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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Lynesack and Softley
National Grid Reference:
NZ 09087 26132


LYNESACK AND SOFTLEY LYNESACK NZ02NE 17/85 Church of St. John Evangelist GV II Parish church. Dated 1847 on left door jamb. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar plinth, dressings and quoins; Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings. 6-bay nave with south porch and shallow west belfry; one-bay chancel with north vestry. Early English style. 3 steps up to pointed-arched boarded door under dripmould with shield block stops; steeply-gabled porch roof with coping on moulded kneelers and roll-moulded finial. Similar dripmoulds to lancets with alternate-block jambs and sloping sills, 3 at east end and 2 at west, flanking 4-stage belfry with lancet in first, blocked trefoil in second and 4 louvred lancets in octagonal top stage with steep conical stone spirelet. Buttresses, claspingat corners, all with steep coping. Steeply-pitched roof has damaged angelus finial and small east stone cross.

Interior painted plaster with dado moulding. Collared roof trusses, with trefoil bracing, on stone corbels; plain chancel roof on single purlins. Deeply-chamfered chancel arch on half-octagonal stone corbels. Blank quatrefoil panels in shaped pew ends; pulpit and choir pews in more elaborate version of same style. Early C20 traceried wood reredos; fluted chancel panelling. Tiled chancel floor; brass communion rail on leaf-decorated cast iron balusters. Hammered bronze First World War memorial panel on north wall of nave. Octagonal stone pulpit with brass lectern. Late C19 organ by Nelson has stencilled decoration on pipes.

Listing NGR: NZ0908726132

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 17 August 2017.


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 11 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00940/03
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